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Liselotte Wajstedt

I use the samish traditional dress in different hypothetical situations and contexts. How will it be to wear it, will I find it comfortable?

This movie is a part of a jojk, it is my jojk without the singing. The jojk is traditionally used to remember or dedicate something to something or someone. A jojk, can be about longing. I have been denied to be a sami, my language has been taken away, aswell as my traditional costume and my culture. I want to recapture lost knowledge and culture.

Keywords Dance
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:03:18
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2005
Latest screening Mar 2, 2019
Sep 6, 2018
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About the artist

Liselotte Wajstedt

Based in Stockholm, Liselotte is a Sámi multimedia artist from Kiruna whose work spans film and video, collage, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, and installation. Her experimental moving image body of work comprises over two dozen shorts and feature-length films. Spanning hybrid documentary, experimental media, music video, dance, and fiction films, Wajstedt mobilizes many different styles and techniques in the service of her politics and aesthetics, including animation, claymation, stop-motion, and superimposition.

Many of Wajstedt’s films engage explicitly or implicitly with multiple and hybrid subject positions, as evident in A Sami in the City (2007), Sami Daughter Joik (2008), A Soul in a City (2011), Kiruna Space Road (2013), The Lost One (2014), Kiruna the drift block, Bromsgatan, Kvarteret Ortdrivaren och The Girl Kiruna (2020). Behind her she has an education in painting and free arts; Project programme in Video art as well as animation and experimental filmmaking with special emphasis on documentary storytelling and scriptwriting; Bachelor of Arts in Expression in Convergent Media, 2010 at Gotland University.